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401(k)s and Qualified Plans (CE)
$17.95
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General: 4 Credits

This course will provide an overview of 401(k)s and other qualified plans used in retirement planning. Topics included are plans and their characteristics, how to help clients choose a plan for their business and employees, and the benefits and drawbacks of each. This course has been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services for insurance continuing education credit. Course ID: 106686

Training Topics

- ERISA - Types of Plans - Designing the Right Qualified Plan - Defined-Contribution Plans and Nondiscrimination Regulations

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CFP
IWI
Advanced Asset Allocation Strategies (CE)
$14.95
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General: 2 Credits

Establishing an appropriate asset mix is a dynamic process and it plays a key role in determining a portfolio's overall risk and return. As such, a portfolio's asset mix should reflect the client's goals at any point in time. There are a few different strategies for establishing asset allocations. This course will review the key models and help the financial advisor develop an asset allocation strategy that is appropriate given the individual client's needs. * This course is not Texas classroom equivalent. Florida Agents: Eligible License CE 9901 - Generic Life and General Lines | Intermediate. This course has been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services for insurance continuing education credit. Course ID: 85959

Training Topics

- Assessing Risk Tolerance - Strategic Asset Allocation - Tactical Asset Allocation - Core-Satellite Asset Allocation - Asset Allocation and Annuities - Retirement Asset Allocation - Asset Allocation and Life Insurance

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APA
ASPPA
CFP
CRC
CFA
CFFP
IWI
NAPA
NTSA
PRP
Alternative Investment Strategies: Currency (CE)
$14.95
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General: 1 Credit

This course will provide detailed information on the topic of currency, which can be used as an Alternative Investment Strategy. The basic structure of a currency investment will be discussed, as well as its risks and potential benefits. Then, an in-depth look at how a currency investment will react to various market movements and conditions. At the conclusion of this course, you should have a solid understanding of how to effectively use and recommend a currency investment strategy to clients.

Training Topics

- Currency Derivatives - Risks - Benefits - Currency as a Defensive Position - How Does a Currency Strategy Perform in Various Market Conditions

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CFP
Alternative Investment Strategies: Long/Short (CE)
$14.95
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General: 1 Credit

This course will provide detailed information on using a Long / Short Investment Strategy. The basic structure of a Long / Short strategy will be discussed, as well as its risks and potential benefits. Then, an in-depth look at how a Long / Short strategy will react to various market movements and conditions. At the conclusion of this course, you should have a solid understanding of how to effectively use and recommend a Long / Short Alternative Investment Strategy to clients.

Training Topics

N/A

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CFP
Alternative Investment Strategies: Market Neutral (CE)
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General: 1 Credit

This course will provide detailed information on using a Market Neutral Alternative Investment Strategy. The basic structure of a Market Neutral strategy will be discussed, as well as its risks and potential benefits. Then, an in-depth look at how a Market Neutral strategy will react to various market movements and conditions. At the conclusion of this course, you should have a solid understanding of how to effectively use and recommend a Market Neutral Alternative Investment Strategy to clients.

Training Topics

N/A

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CFP
Alternative Investment Strategies: Multi-Alternative (CE)
$14.95
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General: 1 Credit

This course will provide detailed information on using a Multi-Alternative Investment Strategy. The basic structure of a Multi-Alternative strategy will be discussed, as well as its risks and potential benefits. Then, an in-depth look at how a Multi-Alternative strategy will react to various market movements and conditions. At the conclusion of this course, you should have a solid understanding of how to effectively use and recommend a Multi-Alternative Alternative Investment Strategy to clients.

Training Topics

N/A

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CFP
Alternative Investments: Now Part of Mainstream Investing (CE)
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General: 1 Credit

This course will provide the student with an overview of correlation, diversification, suitability and a variety of alternative investment products including their requirements, risks and rewards.

Training Topics

- Introduction - Non-Correlation of Returns - Comparison of Trend-following, Systematic Trading and Discretionary Trading Strategies - Overview of Common Alternative Investments - Accredited Investors and Minimum Investments - Alternative Funds as Mainstream Investments

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CFP
Alternative Mutual Funds and Retail Customer Suitability (CE)
$14.95
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General: 1 Credit

This course was developed to address concerns of the Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding the sale and suitability of alternative mutual funds. The alternative funds market has skyrocketed since the economic crisis of 2008. Such explosive numbers in the alternative funds sector have caused the market, retail investors, and media to stand up and take notice; and so have FINRA and the SEC. FINRA and the SEC are the regulating agencies of registered mutual funds.

Training Topics

- This course addresses the components of: - Alternative funds - Alternative strategies applied to the funds and whether they meet suitability requirements for the retail customer - Disciplinary actions taken by FINRA - SEC illustrate the importance of implementing suitability requirements when recommending alternative funds as part of a portfolio diversification strategy

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CFP
Annual AML Update: Review of Regulatory Guidance and Enforcement (IAR CE)
$14.95
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General: 1 Credit

This course will review recent Anti-Money Laundering developments including regulatory guidance from the securities and banking industries, FATF cryptocurrency guidance, enforcement actions, a new FinCEN department and several case studies including the Danske Bank AML case and the US' Mueller report. By the end of the course, students will have a better understanding of the front-end of the regulatory environment and how money laundering is detected and prosecuted in modern cases.

Dual Credit

CFP
IARCE
Anti-Money Laundering: Beneficial Ownership (CE)
$14.95
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General: 1 Credit

This course will review the customer due diligence guidance and regulations established by the various organizations formed to combat criminal use of financial systems around the world and then focus on the most recent regulations adopted by the U.S. Treasury. FL Agents: Eligible License CE9900 Generic Life/Health and Variable | Intermediate. This course has been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services for insurance continuing education credit. Course ID: 104148

Training Topics

- AML Organizations - Recommendations and Regulations for UBOs - FinCEN Final Rule - Covered Financial Institutions - Ownership and Control - Customer Due Diligence - Risk-Based Requirements - Complex Structures - Offshore Challenges

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CFP
Asset Allocation (CE)
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General: 1 Credit

This course is intended for registered representatives and supervisors that maintain a solid understanding of mutual fund basics and/or are involved in managing mutual fund accounts. This course discusses different asset types, risk levels and how to determine the return on each asset. The course also touches on important factors to consider in an investment strategy, as well as practical examples of client portfolios, based on risk profiles, risk tolerance, financial goals, and horizons.

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CFP
Best Interest Standard Training Course (CE)
$14.95
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General: 1 Credit

This course will cover the specific state requirement and recently amended rules for producers who will be recommending annuity products. Specifically, it will cover the new rules that require producers to put the best interest of their clients ahead of their own, and which establishes additional requirements related to the best interest obligation, recommendations, disclosure, firm oversight, and training requirements. This training must be completed prior to selling annuities, unless a producer has previously completed a three-hour annuity training course, and also completes a top off one-hour training within the first six months of the rules being in effect.

Complex Investment Strategies (CE)
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General: 1 Credit

This course provides information for representatives and supervisors regarding the use of complex/alternative investment strategies.

Training Topics

-Types of alternative strategies, and how they employ derivatives and other alternatives achieve strategic investment objectives such as hedging risk, mitigating volatility, or magnifying gains to achieve better performance in a variety of market conditions. -Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) statistics (alpha, beta, Shape ratio, R-squared, standard deviation) and the use of alternatives within an MPT framework. -Costs, risks and benefits of alternative strategies

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CFP
Estate Planning (CE)
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General: 4 Credits

Estate planning is the process in which consideration is given to accumulating and allocating income and assets for the purpose of creating a better quality of life for an individual and others during life and for their heirs after death. To achieve the goals sought by estate planning, the accumulation and retention of income and assets must be accomplished by avoiding the severe impact of income, estate and gift taxes, as well as ensuring the desired disposition of assets at death. This course will provide you an understanding of the key components of estate planning to allow you to create the appropriate financial plan for your client. * This course is not Texas classroom equivalent. FL Agents: Eligible License CE 9900 - Generic Life/Health and Variable | Intermediate. This course has been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services for insurance continuing education credit. Course ID: 86019

Training Topics

- Value of Estate Planning - The Estate Planning Process - Property Transfers Upon Death - Estate Planning Documents Types of Trust Used in Estate Planning - Estate and Gift Tax Basics Life Insurance and the Estate Plan

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ASPPA
CFP
CRC
CFA
CFFP
IWI
NAPA
NTSA
PRP
Income Planning for Retirement (CE)
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General: 4 Credits

The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the need for planning for retirement income needs as a part of the financial planning process. The topics covered include the need for planning, asset allocation, annuitization, and payout options available. The course concludes with an enumeration of the steps that need to be taken to plan for retirement income, including a detailed case study. * This course is not Texas classroom equivalent.

Training Topics

- Current Market Statistics - Money for Retirement - Future Income Needs - The Time Value of Money - Risk Tolerance - Types of Risk - Measuring Risk - Erosion of Purchasing Power - Tax Traps - Choosing a Type of Payout - Asset Allocation

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APA
ASPPA
C(k)P
CFP
CRC
CFA
CFFP
IWI
NAPA
NTSA
PRP
Introduction to Estate Planning (CE)
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General: 1 Credit

This course is intended for registered representatives and supervisors who open retirement accounts for retail investors and advise them on issues related to retirement and estate planning. Due to the ever-changing economic status of our country, many individuals have realized the importance of planning for retirement and death. It is becoming necessary for people to seek professional advice on how to manage their finances. Many individuals are unable to effectively plan how they want their estate distributed upon their death. That is why it is very important that they seek the help of legal tax financial and insurance professionals. Through this course, representatives are presented with an effective way to help plan their clients' estates more efficiently.

Training Topics

- Introduction and Overview - Role of the Agent - Factors Influencing Estate Planning - Consequences of Improper Estate Planning - Laws of Intestate Succession - Tax Apportionment Statute - Estate Taxation & Federal Gift Tax - Generation Skipping Transfer Tax - Probate Advantages - Gifting of Assets - Wills & Overview of Trusts - Uniform Transfer to Minors Act

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CFP
Introduction to Investments (CE)
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General: 1.5 Credits

This course is intended as an introductory course to investments for registered representatives. The course discusses bonds, dollar-cost averaging, diversification, fixed annuities, compounding and inflation, mutual funds, tax-free bonds, and variable annuities.

Training Topics

- What is a Bond? - What is Dollar Cost Investing? - What is Diversification? - What is Fixed Annuity? - Understanding Compounding Inflation - What is a Tax Free Bond? - What is a Variable Annuity?

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CFP
Planning for Senior Needs (CE)
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General: 5 Credits

In 2011 the Baby Boomer Generation began turning 65. Those who have not reached this hallmark age are all in their 50s. This generation is the largest of the U.S. population. The growth of this senior population is unlike anything our country has seen. Unfortunately, it is going to come at great expense. The purpose of senior needs planning is to identify and fund a specific and comfortable amount of net annual retirement income. This course is designed to help financial professionals understand the various risks and challenges today's retirees face and teaches you how to develop a plan for your clients so they may sustain their lifestyles throughout retirement. Due to the prerequisite of a thorough understanding of all available investment vehicles, this course is designated as Intermediate *This course is not Texas classroom equivalent. FL Agents: Eligible License CE 2-18 - Life and Health | Intermediate. This course has been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services for insurance continuing education credit. Course ID: 83757

Training Topics

- Retirement Income Needs - Minding the Gap - Reverse Mortgage - Inflation - Annuity Payout Options - Paying Current Tax on Your Lump-Sum Payment - Questions about Distributions - Tax on Early Distributions from Retirement Plans, other than IRAs - Settlement Options, Annuities - Premiums - Social Security - Healthcare Needs - Legal Protection

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APA
ASPPA
CFP
CRC
CFA
CFFP
IWI
NAPA
NTSA
PRP
Principles of Asset Allocation (CE)
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General: 4 Credits

This course provides an understanding of the concepts of asset allocation and its importance in financial planning. The topics covered include the definitions of asset allocation and asset classes, the concepts of risk and how they relate to the asset allocation process, and a discussion of the client information that is needed to properly allocate the client assets.

Training Topics

- Value-at-Risk - Volatility & Standard Deviation - Correlation - Diversification - Reduction of Portfolio Risk - Value of Diversification - Investor Objectives - Liquidity - Risk Tolerance - Indifference Curve - Time Horizon

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APA
ASPPA
CFP
CRC
CFA
CFFP
IWI
NAPA
NTSA
PRP
Qualified Plan Rollovers (CE)
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General: 1 Credit

This course discusses the benefits and risks associated with different types of rollovers, eligible assets, options for rollover destinations and providers, and the focus by regulators on rollover-related advertising.

Training Topics

- Rollover risks and benefits - The different types of rollovers - Regulatory Notice 13-45: firms' responsibilities concerning IRA rollovers - Rolling over to IRAs vs. to another employer-sponsored retirement plan - Rollovers to Roth IRAs - Rollover-related conflicts of interest - FINRA guidelines for rollover advertising

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CFP
Retirement Planning and Annuities (CE)
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General: 5 Credits

Planning for Retirement can involve multitudes of subjects. The more people are educated on the value of annuities, the more they will want this product. One of the last things on young couples' minds is retirement planning. Couples may think about who would care for their children if they died. They may have had a will drawn up to protect their property for their heirs. Providing an income for their retirement, however, seems to be the last to be planned. The earlier a young couple plans for their retirement, the more their retirement will be free from financial anxieties. * This course is not Texas classroom equivalent. FL Agents: Eligible License CE 2-14 - Life and Variable Annuity | Intermediate. This course has been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services for insurance continuing education credit. Course ID: 74355

Training Topics

- Annuities - Annuity Types Identified According to Policy Owners - Annuity Types Identified According to Policy Owners Risk - Who Would a Policyholder Want to Annuitize - Annuity Management Annuity Advantages and Disadvantages - Pension Plans - Long Term Care Insurance - Suitability and Marketing Practices

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CFP
CRC
Social Security and Retirement Planning (CE)
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General: 20 Credits

This course is designed to explore the relationship between Social Security benefits that are available to workers and their families and retirement planning. The understanding of retirement at the center of our discussion will be the same as what is typically understood by retirement when business owners engage in buy-sell and business succession planning discussions. The course will begin with an exploration of background information, the purpose of which is to shed light on the history of social welfare efforts that led, both directly and indirectly to the enactment of the Social Security Act. This will provide a broad context in which to consider Social Security in the discussions of the three major benefits most closely and almost universally associated with Social Security: Social Security Disability income Benefits, Social Security Retirement Income Benefits, and Medicare. This course has been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services for insurance continuing education credit. Course ID: 118729

Strategic Retirement Planning (CE)
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General: 13 Credits

Most people want to continue to live in retirement as they did while working. Long-term financial and retirement security is a work in progress. This course will provide a holistic view of retirement planning as a lifelong pursuit for clients and the strategies, techniques and products available to make this a successful endeavor. It begins with what individuals can do to plan for retirement outside of their employment, followed by planning opportunities within their employment, as well as opportunities for those who might also be business owners. This course has been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services for insurance continuing education credit. Course ID: 115261

Understanding IRAs (CE)
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General: 9 Credits

As an investment professional, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are a natural place to start helping your clients with retirement planning. The IRA is a powerful tax-advantaged investing tool that helps clients retire in dignity. There are several types of IRAs as of 2020: traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, SEP IRAs, and SIMPLE IRAs. This series gives you a better understanding of IRA types and some of the decisions your clients may face in planning for retirement. This course is not Texas classroom equivalent. This course has been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services for insurance continuing education credit. Course ID: 61675